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Arisaema consanguineum (Himalayan Cobra Lily)

Himalayan Cobra Lily


Exotic-looking, Arisaema consanguineum (Himalayan Cobra Lily) is a tall tuberous perennial boasting an impressive umbrella-shaped leaf with 11-20 narrow leaflets on a long, robust stem. Emerging in spring to early summer, the foliage resembles a palm tree leaf and remains attractive during the growing season. Borne along the leaf stem in late spring to midsummer, unusual flowers consisting of a dark, purple-brown hooded spathe, 6-8 in. long (15-20 cm), marked with fine green and white stripes, are on display. They are followed by striking bright orange-red seed pods in late summer to early fall. A welcome addition to the shade garden, Himalayan Cobra Lily is easy to grow and requires very little care.

  • Grows up to 3 ft. tall (90 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soils in partial shade . Tubers must not dry out when dormant, and may need winter protection in colder areas.
  • Best left undisturbed in the shady woodland garden, cottage garden or city garden. Plant in groups of a dozen or more.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and vine weevil.
  • Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring, or remove offsets in late summer.
  • Native to Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand. risaema consanguineum is a variable species. Although plants originating from the Himalaya are quite hardy, those from Thailand, for example, need glasshouse protection. It is therefore important to know the origin of the plant before purchasing it.
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Arisaema - Jack in the Pulpit
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Arisaema - Jack in the Pulpit
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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